Safe Schools

Because the ability of students to learn and teachers ability to teach is directly linked to school safety, the Safe Schools Act funds are provided to decrease the likelihood of violent or disruptive behavior and to protect students and staff from harm when such behavior may occur. A small portion of the Safe Schools Act funds are used to provide training in MOVE2STAND, Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation, Kindness Matters, and for resources and support for maintaining a Safe School Learning Environment.

Student, parent, and teacher surveys provide valuable feedback of perceptions and experiences in Hamilton County schools. Surveys are administered beginning on October 1 through the end of December, and the survey results are used to make improvements in the overall school learning environment.

Title IX

As of October 2016, Safe Supportive Learning oversees Title IX training and documentation. Title IX, of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, ensures that no person (on the basis of gender or gender-related issues) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. An approximate 40-minute online course for staff details responsibilities of all HCDE employees.

Contact Information:
Karen S. Glenn
STARS Director/Safe Schools Learning Environment
1161 W. 40th Street, Room 310, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Office: 423-498-7221
Fax: 423-498-6662
Email: [email protected]